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Imperial Yellow Special Lot

Origin: Hunan Province


Yellow Teas are relatively rare in the west, which is a shame because they can be absolutely delicious. Their genius lies in a time-consuming process where green tea leaves are sealed in paper or cloth for a number of days — called sealed yellowing (闷黄); cell walls grow more porous and this reduces some of the grassy notes characteristic of many green teas. Yellow teas are made in a couple regions in China, and notably in Hunan where this tea was produced.

This tea brew is crystal clear, sweet and mellow with charming notes of apple — a bit like a Darjeeling, and just as truly fabulous. 

We imported this as a special lot, and are selling in numbered tins. Get some today, it's just divine. 


Yellow Tea Brewing Instructions

Please see our Brewing Guidelines for more information.

Interested in purchasing more than a pound? We are always happy to partner with like-minded tea lovers to sell wholesale organic teas, perfect for restaurants, cafes, and bakeries.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Absolutely lovely

I couldn’t wait to get home to my package of teas today. I just had to try the yellow tea right away. This is delicate and delicious. I’m so glad I purchased this tea to add to my collection. Thank you Little Red Cup.

High Quality Tea

May be my new favorite tea!! Yellow teas are not commonly found and when they are available I always make a point of buying some tea. My only disappointment is that I only bought one tin.


I don't know if I got a bad batch or if I'm somehow brewing it wrong but I can't find that bold taste I was looking for! Not much flavor at all. I will keep trying lol


Imperial Yellow Special Lot

Glad to See Yellow Tea!

It can be hard to find yellow tea, so I was happy to see this special lot. The long, delicately rolled leaves are beautiful and brew nicely.

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